Super Lucky Finds

11.29.2011

Last Wednesday I made a trip to my favorite antique mall hoping to run into a fellow blogger, Pamela of  From my Front Porch to Yours. She was in town visiting her family for Thanksgiving. She had asked before she came to Georgia where my favorite places were to shop. Then she emailed me while here and said she was on her way with her mother in law to shop. She said if I had time to come there too then we would be able to meet in person. A while later I hopped in the car and drove to the Queen of Hearts antique mall in Alpharetta. I did not see Pamela anywhere, but while there I did come across a great find or I should say several finds.



I found six vintage English majolica plates. I have always loved the beautiful colors of majolica, but the prices on these wonderful old plates are usually very pricey.

There are two of this pattern in this wonderful deep green. There is one each of the following patterns.



I love the color of this one. It came out odd looking in the photos.

So of course I had to rearrange this plate rack to showcase my new majolica finds.
I moved some of my older plates that are not majolica up to the top shelf.

The bottom two shelves hold the majolica so it is easier to admire.
Next time you see this plate rack it will be dressed for Christmas.

I could not believe the price on each one of these plates as I kept picking them up one at a time. I was standing there saying no way. Are these real? Then one of the booth owners who sells some majolica walked by and I asked him if these were real and he said yes. You want to know how much each one of these were?.........FIFTEEN BUCKS each! Yep. SOLD!

Now, Pamela and I didn't see each other even though she said they went there. I asked her what time was she there and it was the same time that I was. So why didn't we see each other? Well, the problem was she went to one of their other stores. There are three Queen of Hearts locations. One is even only ten minutes from my house. Guess which one she was at? Yep, the one close to me while I drove 45 minutes to the other one. Her husband had looked up the stores and they went to the Buford one while I was at my favorite one which is further away. I assumed she was at that one.In the end I am glad I went to my favorite one since I found the majolica. They said it had just been put out and I snatched it up.
 Maybe next time she comes for a visit we will meet at the right place.

Miss Bailey went to the vet today after having me back up several times last night with her upset stomach. She was doing better Saturday night, but got worse yesterday so for peace of mind I took her in.  They did blood work and are running some tests on her stool. I am so tired from lack of sleep and the house has Christmas decorations in boxes all over the place. I feel so overwhelmed right now. I am very slowly getting some of the decorating done. I know there is no rush, but I hate the mess.

Hope to see you for Wow Us Wednesdays tonight. Turn out was down last week as I knew it would be due to the holiday. Hope we have a great turnout this week.

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60 comments:

  1. Score on the plates. and sorry you missed Pamela...

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  2. Hi Kim,
    What a great find! You were there for a reason...
    They look lovely, so much detail!
    I hope Bailey feels better soon.
    You are not alone with boxes everywhere most of us are in the same boat at this time of year. It is amazing once it all starts to come together...I'm sure yours will be beautiful. No Doubt!

    All the Best,
    Christine

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  3. You did good Kim, they look beautiful on your shelf!

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  4. Kim, do you remember that you recently told me you had been looking for some green Majolica plates? I had to smile at your find. Great prices. I thought my pieces were found at good prices, but you definitely found a deal. They are gorgeous!

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  5. What a great find. I would shave been in disbelief as well -- those are really expensive -- can't believe that you got them for only $15 each! Wow!

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  6. Wow now that's an amazing find. You hit the jackpot there my dear. They are gorgeous. I would love for you to link this awesome post to our brand new link party that started today.

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  7. You *totally* scored on those plates and they look *so* good on your shelf. Lucky!! =) Enjoy...xo ~Liz

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  8. What a wonderful price for those plates! Serendipity....

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  9. Such lovely majolica plates Kim, and what a steal, but what a shame you missed meeting with Pamela.
    Hope Miss Bailey is doing better now andyou both have a peaceful nights sleep.
    Don't stress about the decorations - mine won't even be out of the loft until just over a week before the big event!

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  10. wow those were a lucky Find.. sooooo pretty~!

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  11. Hi, Kim, Great deal on the plates! I have collected the faux green Majolica over the years, mostly stuff made in Portugal, and have always lusted after the real stuff. Lucky you. Looks great on your new shelf, too. I am working on a before and after post about our TV/entertainment unit re-do and have been putting some of my green ware on the shelves. It is shaping up nicely... I think
    green goes with everything. Hope your dog is better soon.
    Erin

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  12. What fun! I can only imagine how excited you were to get there first! Some things are just meant to be. They're gorgeous! Hope you get caught up on some sleep!

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  13. Love the new dishes! Sorry to hear about Bailey. I hope she's feeling better soon. I'm in the same boat with you, with Christmas boxes everywhere. I feel like I've gotten a late start with being away for the entire Thanksgiving weekend.

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  14. Next time for sure Kim!! I was just getting ready to do my post on missing each other too!:) Hope Bailey gets better soon! It must be like having a baby in the house!! Sending prayers and hugs. Oh, and LOVE your finds!!

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  15. I hope Bailey is feeling better soon, Kim. Great plates and they look wonderful on your shelf. I've got my bins sitting off to the side waiting to go back up in the attic until January. I'd like to make one trip back up there with them, so I'm trying to wait until I'm totally done decorating. I may just wind up making two trips because I can't stand looking at them anymore!

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  16. I LIVED in that antique shop when during my year in Atlanta!!!! LOL I remember like it was yesterday. It was in an old grocery store. I have an amazing huge pine chest of drawers with black milk paint on the bottom part from that place and countless other great things. OH! How I loved that place and another smaller place in Roswell. Fun times.

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  17. The majolica plates are divine and so pretty right here at Christmas time. You did good. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  18. My mom has a collection of Majolica and I've always loved the colour and design. Your plate rack looks beautiful! I love plate racks!

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  19. Truly beautiful plates! Glad you found them! Hope Bailey feels better soon! hugs, Linda

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  20. Your plates look great. That was such a great buy on them too! Sorry that Bailey has been sick so long. I thought Max was better, but it turned out not to be. Jimmy took him to the vet today and they did bloodwork and x-rays. Everything came back fine, but they said he was dehydrated and had a slight fever. They were concerned he might have a bowel obstruction. They gave him fluids and a pain shot and antibiotic shot. They want to see him again tomorrow. $341 later he is feeling a little better! Whew! Hope Bailey gets better real soon too! I've got my Christmas decorating almost done. Still working on the tree.

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  21. Lucky for the plate find, but not for missing trying to meet up with a friend. Hope Bailey is feeling better.

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  22. Couldn't you just spit that you missed seeing a bloggy friend! I love the majolica! Hope your baby is better...fur baby that is!

    Carol

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  23. Those plates are fabulous! Really great finds.

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  24. Great finds Kim! Sure hope your baby gets to feeling better, poor little thing! And you too...hope you get some rest! :)

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  25. Kim, Sorry to hear Miss Bailey is not feel well. Hope her tummy settles down soon. LOVE those Majolica plates. Great find!

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  26. Kim I love the plates. They are georgous. The colors are stunning. Sorry you missed your friend, sounds like something that would happen to me. Have a great week!

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  27. You certainly got a good price on those plates! Happy for you.

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  28. What a great deal on those plates! Next time you are in Alpharetta, you should go to City Antiques in Roswell, not as well know, but tons of great stuff in there! :)

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  29. Those plates are beautiful! You always find the best things at the best prices. Hope Bailey is feeling better tomorrow.

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  30. That is an excellent price on those plates and they look so lovely in your plate rack! Poor Bailey... I hope she gets better soon!

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  31. Rats...that you missed her but Yay that you found those plates! What a wonderful find. I love these plates too. I found one, one time...big smile...yep just one. Anyhow...I also love love love that plate rack! It is wonderful...will look great decorated for Christmas too. Have a wonderful week.
    blessings,
    Debbie

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  32. Isn't great when you find an unexpected deal like that! Glad you found what you love at an affordable price. I hope Bailey gets better fast.

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  33. Awesome deal on the plates...thanks for sharing them at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  34. Hope they get to the bottom of Bailey's illness and she (and you) will be feeling better soon! The plates are beautiful and such a bargain!

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  35. Yeah, baby!! That was a score for you, Kim! Love those majolicas on your plate rack.

    Hope Bailey is feeling much better!! =( blessings ~ tanna

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  36. Great find on the majolica. Love them grouped together on the two shelves. Sure hope Bailey feels better.

    Emily
    The Frenvh Hutch

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  37. Dear Kim,

    Relax...it's still November, you have plenty of time to decorate. You need to take care of yourself first.

    Hope Bailey feels better soon.

    Janet xox

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  38. I have had a fascination with Majolica ever since first reading about it over thirty years ago. Your plates are wonderful, Kim.

    Hope Bailey is on the mend soon!

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  39. I too love Majolica, but have seen the high prices, so wow, what a fantastic deal you got!! They look lovely in the pine shelf which I love, love, love. So sorry to hear about Miss Baily, I hope she is better soon. :(

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  40. So glad to hear that Bailey is doing better! Your plates are gorgeous. I have always wanted to start a majolica collection, too, but the prices would not let me indulge. You scored a real find. Can't wait to see how you decorate for Christmas with them.

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  41. Majolica is such a 'feel good' looking dishware! Love your collection as well as the shelf. Great finds on your part!

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  42. Awesome finds! Great shopping, Kim!

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  43. Hi Kim! What a beautiful display of those gorgeous dishes. My Mom would love those too. That is so funny about you and Pamela. I am glad you took Bailey in, hope she is OK.

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  44. It's too bad you missed each other, but the plate fairy must have sent you to the other location so that you could find those gorgeous plates! I have a friend who collect majolica and she would love your latest finds! I hope sweet Bailey gets a clean bill of health and that she is feeling all better very soon!

    Kat :)

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  45. Oh miss Bailey...our little Kramer dog used to get sick like that all the time, those little dogs are sensitive but I'm sure she will be just fine Kim, they are hearty little people

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  46. Such beautiful plates and they look awesome on your plate rack.
    Sorry you missed your bloggy friend ...maybe next time.
    I sure hope Bailey is better...my daughter's dog is sick, too.
    Yep...boxes every where and I am working hard and fast, just to get the mess out of the way. :)
    Go take a nice nap after lunch today.
    xo bj

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  47. Hi Kim!
    Of course I had never HEARD of majolica, although the look is familiar...and they're beautiful! Good score!

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  48. I like those plates but I LOVE that hutch! It's gorgeous and I know right where I'd put it!

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  49. I'm so sorry about your little Bailey. Dogs are just like kids. You hate it when they are sick. If it makes you feel any better I have not one Christmas decoration up. We went to a family wedding in Nashville over the weekend so I'm dreadfully behind. It will get done...it always does. Maybe a nap this afternoon is the thing to do. I was at our antique mall yesterday after school to buy some linens. I saw a tool tote that was probably 30 - 35 in. long. It was $65.00. Is that a good deal? I didn't know. Take care dear...

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  50. So hard not to feel overwhelmed this time of year. I have to make a conscience decision to stay positive or it can drag you down if you have a lot going on at one time. I am with you. Boxes all over are stressful. Hope your pup is better soon.

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  51. Wow, I love those plates, Kim. Great deal, too.

    Barb

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  52. Hi Kim, I have not heard of these plates before, but they certainly are lovely. What a find!

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  53. Hi Kim im new to blogging even through I have been reading your blogs for a while now love it , I did my first post today. so thank you as your blog made me want to do my own. btw love the plates they are lovely. speak soon. xxx

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  54. Great find...love Majolica, and your plate rack is wonderful!!

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  55. You lucked out! They are gorgeous, and a perfect match for any Christmas decorations. I can't wait to see your next post.

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  56. Kim, your new plates are just wonderful. I love the patterns and Majolica is always so pretty. I really want some of the beautiful yellow pieces. They are just so hard to find, and like you said, super expensive. You got a fantastic price on these. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  57. Thanks so much for sharing at our first ever linky party.Hope to see you again next week!
    Hugs,
    Patti and Paula

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  58. It did work out because the plates are fantastic! Love all the various shades of green so pretty.

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  59. No flipping way....$15.00!!!! What a score. So sorry about your poochie...I hate when that happens :(

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  60. Kim, I am just catching up some from last week. Love the plates and I am still admiring the plate rack.
    Did I miss an update on Bailey, I hope everything is good now.
    Blessings, Ginger

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